Texas as Art

Satellite image of Big Bend National Park

Satellite image of Alpine and Marathon, June 1993

Texas as Art
January 14–April 2, 2022

The images in Texas as Art are designed to engage the viewer—through art—with the diversity of Texas landscapes as seen from Earth’s orbit, including the expression of natural ecosystem elements, geologic features, and the expanding human footprint on the natural landscape.

Two themes connect the settings selected for the 2022 exhibit tour: 1) Texas’ natural ecoregions and 2) Texas’ state parks, historic areas, natural areas, and wildlife management areas and their scientific management, conservation, and restoration by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Closing Reception
Friday, April 1, 5:00-7:00 PM

Museum of the Big Bend
Admission: $5.00/person over 12. Free for Museum members, SRSU students, faculty, and staff with current ID cards.

The Texas as Art exhibit is the brainchild of Rebecca Dodge, an emeritus geology professor who spent summer holidays at her parents’ cabin in the Davis Mountains Resort. She has created digitally enhanced satellite images that show the various ecoregions of West Texas. Each image’s caption has a QR code that viewers can scan with their i-phones to learn more about what they see. The satellite images are complemented by original oil paintings of West Texas landscapes and flora by Fort Davis artist Liz Bartlett Culp.

Gallery Talks
Saturday, April 2, starting at 1:00 PM

Gallery Talks were held by both Rebecca Dodge and Liz Bartlett Culp at the Museum of the Big Bend.

Click on the video below to discover more about the ideas and images included in the Texas as Art exhibit.